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Adjective
Conforming to the law or to rules
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“That would be outside the scope of legitimate judicial interpretation.”
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Based on correct or acceptable principles of reasoning
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“Saying that the dog ate your homework will no longer be a legitimate excuse.”
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Real and exactly what it appears to be
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Conforming or adhering to whatever is customary, traditional, or generally accepted
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As expected, or reasonable
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Treating people equally without favoritism or discrimination
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Having a good reputation and well respected
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Free from blame, guilt or censure
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Free from error
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Verb
To make, pronounce or show to be legitimate
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“We want to legitimate this process by passing a law.”
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